The Enduring Nature of Spiritual Identity

In her instructions regarding the Christian Science method of treating disease, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in the Christian Science textbook. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"' (p. 411): "Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients. Silently reassure them as to their exemption from disease and danger." How are we to reassure ourselves and others of our exemption from disease and danger with the airwaves pouring forth the details of every kind of disease and resounding to the news of threatened war?

The early Christians, living under the pall of persecution yet going about their daily task of healing the sick and raising the dead in obedience to their Master's command, show us how to live in mental peace today. A great event had taken place within their memory. A man, similar to themselves in human form, had perished on the cross. He had been entombed and then had reappeared within their midst, bearing the marks of crucifixion, yet possessed of every quality of Life. Death had been proved incapable of effacing his identity.

Prayer and Demonstration Are Inseparable
April 24, 1965

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